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Jackie Chan’s China appointment draws Hong Kong ire

AFP, HONG KONG

However, while increasing numbers of entertainers have allowed themselves to be co-opted by Beijing, Lau was not hopeful many would be willing to voice dissent.

“The last time Hong Kong artists came together was on June 4, 1989, [after the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protests],” she said.

“Now, many of them are very frightened of upsetting Beijing. The mainland is also now the biggest market so they cannot afford to let go of those commercial opportunities,” she said.

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